‘Et tu, Boris?’ – British papers react to Boris Johnson’s resignation

Politics

Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary yesterday.

WITH THE RESIGNATION of Boris Johnson as UK Foreign Secretary has come debate, recriminations and a lot of media coverage.

Johnson became the second member of Theresa May’s cabinet – following Brexit Secretary David Davis – to resign in as many days yesterday, telling May:

“The dream is dying, suffocated by needleless self-doubt.

“In that respect, we are truly headed for the status of colony – and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement.”

Here is how the UK media covered it:

The i casts Johnson as Brutus to May’s Caesar

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The Times went for a file image of Johnson and Davis

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The Sun has its priorities

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The Independent hopes you all still remember 24

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The Mirror didn’t hold back

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Metro went with a clever pun

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The Daily Express called Johnson’s take on Brexit “damning”

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The Telegraph said that the pain for May could get worse

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And the Daily Star doesn’t think it’s even the biggest story of the day

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